Woollahra Municipal Council area


The Woollahra Municipal Council area is located in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The Council area encompasses a total land area of 12 square kilometres, including harbour foreshore and beaches. The Woollahra Municipal Council area is predominantly residential, with some commercial land use, parklands and a military reserve.

Key employment sectors in the Woollahra Municipal Council area include retail trade, education, health care, tourism and accommodation, and public administration and safety. The main retail areas are the Double Bay commercial centre and Oxford Street in Paddington, with other significant retail areas being New South Head Road in Rose Bay, Old South Head Road in Rose Bay, Queen Street in Woollahra, Bellevue Hill Village, Eastpoint Food Fair, Edgecliff Centre and Plumer Road Village. Educational facilities are provided at numerous private and public schools, including The Scots College, Ascham School, Cranbrook School and Kambala School. The main health care facilities in the Council area are Wolper Jewish Hospital and numerous aged care facilities. Tourism is also an important industry, with various natural attractions (Sydney Harbour National Park, reserves, parks, beaches and baths) and built attractions (sporting facilities, golf clubs and historic homes). Much of the employment in public administration and safety is at HMAS Watson, a navy base on Sydney Harbour.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • New South Head Road
  • Old South Head Road
  • Oxford Street
  • various ferries


  • Sydney GPO 5km
  • Sydney Airport 15km
  • Port Botany 16km
  • Sydney Cove 5km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • HMAS Watson

Woollahra Municipal Council

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